Act NOW to End the Notice to Vacate!

02/27/2024 8:00 PM | Dawn Anastasi (Administrator)

Vote YES on H.R. 803

On February 7, 2024, Senators Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) introduced S. 3755, the Respect State Housing Laws Act, in the U.S. Senate. The legislation would end the CARES Act’s federal notice to vacate requirement for federally-backed and federally-assisted housing, a temporary pandemic measure left in place due to a drafting error.

Companion legislation, H.R.802, was reintroduced in the U.S. House by Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.-11) last year.

The temporary federal 30-day “notice-to-vacate” requirement was established as part of the CARES Act at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It remains a contested issue in courts today, long after the moratorium and the federal COVID-19 public health emergency have ended.

This notice requirement adds complexity and confusion to the eviction process established by states and further delays the start of the eviction process for housing providers who have been waiting to have their cases heard in court while rent remains unpaid. H.R. 802 would repeal this notice requirement.

We are in favor of this federal legislation to end the 30 day notice requirement for any property which received federal assistance.

A repeal would actually help tenants because it would make owners more willing to accept Section 8 vouchers.

Urge your member of Congress who sits on the House Financial Services Committee to vote yes on H.R. 802, the “Respect State Housing Laws Act,” when it is marked up by the Committee on Thursday, February 29.

Vote YES on H.R. 803

Rental Property Association of Wisconsin, Inc. (Formerly AASEW)
P.O. Box 4125
Milwaukee, WI 53204-7905
Phone: 414-276-7378

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